English

 

The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. 

The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding.
  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage. 
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. 
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
  • Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Maths

 

The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

    Key Stage 1 Maths

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in Key Stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. This should involve working with numerals, words and the four operations, including with practical resources (e.g. concrete objects and measuring tools).

At this stage, pupils should develop their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes and use the related vocabulary. Teaching should also involve using a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.

By the end of Year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value. An emphasis on practice at this early stage will aid fluency.

Pupils should read and spell mathematical vocabulary, at a level consistent with their increasing word reading and spelling knowledge at Key Stage 1.

Topic

 YEAR A

Autumn

Lights, Camera, Action:  To introduce the topic of Lights, Camera, Action the teachers will be producing a show using lots of the staging equipment. The children will be learning about the history of film and how films have developed over a 100 years.

 Spring  

Time Travellers :

Year 1 will be focusing on the history of dinosaurs. The children will turn into archaeologists as they investigate what dinosaur footprints were like and how big they were. They will also be creating their very own dinosaur island using different forms of materials.

Year 2 will be focusing on the history of Tudors and Romans. During the first part of the topic, the children will be looking where Tudors lived, Tudor Royalty and how important Henry VIII was during the Tudor Period. Year 2 will then move on to exploring the importance of Roman Empire, how important Roman art was, as well as discovering facts about Roman Gods.

 Summer

Jet, Set, Go: Year 1 and 2 will take the focus of two different continents. They will explore the culture behind the continents and compare similarities and differences between the two. The children will then share their findings through a presentation in a whole school assembly.

 

YEAR B

Autumn

We Are Britain: Year 1 and 2 will be learning about the history of Britain. Year 1 will learn all about the royal monarch and Year 2 will be focusing on the history of castles. Both year groups will be using their DT and art skills to create an artefact which relates to Britain.

 Spring  

Time Travellers :

Year 1 will be focusing on the history of dinosaurs. The children will turn into archaeologists as they investigate what dinosaur footprints were like and how big they were. They will also be creating their very own dinosaur island using different forms of materials.

Year 2 will be focusing on the history of Tudors and Romans. During the first part of the topic, the children will be looking where Tudors lived, Tudor Royalty and how important Henry VIII was during the Tudor Period. Year 2 will then move on to exploring the importance of Roman Empire, how important Roman art was, as well as discovering facts about Roman Gods.

 Summer

It’s a Toy Story. Children will be using design and technology to create their own toys. They will explore computing and use decoding to create a game on the Ipads.

 Home Learning

Thank you to all those who have recently taken part in our home learning project. It has been a great success. All home learning project support the topic your child is learning within school.